Autism Spectrum Disorders Research

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Trenditions Cut-A-Thon Autism Fundraiser

Apr 20 2013 - 10:00am - 7:00pm

Trenditions Salon
1834 E. Joppa Road
Parkville, MD 21234

About This Event:

Trenditions Salon will hold a cut-a-thon on Sunday, April 20, 2013 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.) to benefit children with autism at Kennedy Krieger Institute.  

$25 donation = Shampoo, Cut & Style

$15 donation - Shampoo & Style

Appointments are strongly recommended. Raffles & 50/50's sold prior to and day of the event. 

Speech Emerges In Children On The Autism Spectrum With Severe Language Delay At Greater Rate Than Previously Thought

March 4, 2013
Study by Kennedy Krieger’s Center for Autism and Related Disorders reveals key predictors of speech gains

BALTIMORE, Md. -- New findings published in Pediatrics (Epub ahead of print) by the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Autism and Related Disorders reveal that 70 percent of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who have a history of severe language delay, achieved phrase or fluent speech by age eight.

ROAR For Autism 2013

Apr 28 2013 - 6:30am - 12:00pm

Oregon Ridge Park
13401 Beaver Dam Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030

ABOUT THE EVENT

ROAR for Autism is a bike ride, run, walk, and family fun festival dedicated to raising funds for Autism research and programs at Kennedy Krieger Institute. The 25-mile bike ride and our new 5k run and family fun walk is geared towards families and individuals of all ages and experience levels. The event also offers fun family festivities, entertainment, and refreshments.

New Study Finds Bullying Causes Significant Short-Term Emotional And Physical Consequences For Children With Autism

January 10, 2013
Study by Kennedy Krieger’s Interactive Autism Network finds children with autism and psychiatric comorbidities are at especially high risk of being bullied

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Nearly 70 percent of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) experience emotional trauma as a result of being bullied, according to findings published today in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, while a significant portion were concerned for their own safety at school. The study also found that children with ASD who presented with pre-existing psychiatric diagnoses were at incr

Using Visuals for Children with ASD: The Do's and Don'ts

Jul 3 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building
Third Floor, Large Conference Room
Baltimore, MD 21211

“Parenting a Child with Autism: What Should I Do In a Crisis?” Six Tips to Prepare for a Mental Health Crisis in Children on the Autism Spectrum

December 3, 2012
Kennedy Krieger expert advises parents on how to plan ahead

For some children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the core symptoms of impaired communication, social skills and repetitive behaviors are just the beginning of the challenges that they face. An ASD diagnosis also brings an increased likelihood of receiving a secondary mental health diagnosis, such as depression, anxiety and psychotic disorders, many of which manifest in severe behaviors that can quickly escalate to a crisis situation for a child and their family.

Children With Autism Arrive At Emergency Room In Times Of Psychiatric Crisis Nine Times More Than Peers

December 3, 2012
Kennedy Krieger researchers find families with private insurance more likely to use emergency department for urgent mental health care

BALTIMORE, Md. -- In the first study to compare mental health-related emergency department (ED) visits between children with and without autism spectrum disorders (ASD), researchers found that ED visits are nine times more likely to be for psychiatric reasons if a child has an ASD diagnosis.

Pharmacotherapy of Co-Occurring Conditions in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Apr 24 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building
Third Floor, Large Conference Room
Baltimore, MD 21211

ABOUT THE EVENT:

This session will review the indications for prescribing psychiatric medications to treat symptoms such as hyperactivity, inattention, aggression, and anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorder. The presentation will cover the basic classes of medications prescribed including their efficacy and side effects.

Motor Skill and Motor Learning Deficits in Children with Autism: Implications for Social Skill Development and Therapeutic Intervention

Apr 17 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building
Third Floor, Large Conference Room
Baltimore, MD 21211 

ABOUT THE EVENT:

Dr. Mostofsky will discuss motor function in patients with autism, its association with social behavior, and the resulting implications for treatment.

Presenter: Stewart Mostofsky, MD

Scientific Lecture - Context Matters: Implementing Evidence-based Practices for Children with Autism in Public Schools

Apr 10 2013 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders Presents their 4th Annual ROAR Distinguished Scholar Lecture

Context Matters: Implementing Evidence-based Practices for Children with Autism in Public Schools

Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building
Third Floor, Large Conference Room
Baltimore, MD 21211 

ABOUT THE EVENT:

This scientific lecture is designed for researchers and professionals.

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